what programs are needed on startup?

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  1. The_1337

    The_1337 Registered Member

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    my computer is a little slow, so i would like to know what i dont have to run on startup so i can increase my speed. i currently have comodo firewall, defensewall and nod32. do i really need to have nod32 on startup?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Well NOD32 is your antivirus; I would keep it running.

    Run msconfig and post a screenshot of the Startup tab. Then we can provide better advice on what to disable.
     
  3. ly8zhong

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    Msconfig is a little weak. please have a look that this tool from M$.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/autoruns.mspx


     
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    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    startup.PNG

    Climenole, thanks I'll definitely try some of those out.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    Id uncheck everything except:

    AdMuncher
    NOD32
    DefenseWall

    Also do you need both RocketDock and ObjectDock? Id keep just one.
     
  8. Kerodo

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    You could probably uncheck at least all that HP and Adobe stuff, also I would look in Task Manager and see if there's any process(es) using more than 0-1% of your cpu. If you do disable some of that stuff, it might be wise to do it one thing at a time, then reboot, and see if there are any ill effects, rather than just doing it all at once and not knowing what went wrong if there is a problem..
     
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